Artists’ books are part of most artists’ vocabulary, either as drawings bound together, illustrated diaries or a response to a place, time, political or historical event, or personal emotion.
Exhibition curators, Avril Makula and Liz Jeneid, are both involved in the making of books. Avril is a book designer and maker of unique books who explores the book as art using typography, geometry and colour as content. Liz is a printmaker who has experimented with different approaches, combining various techniques in the book making process. Liz also pioneered a book making course at University of Wollongong Faculty of Creative Arts.
Place brings together book artists from NSW, ACT, Victoria and Queensland. Each artist has explored the theme of place in their work, whether a physical location or a place of their imagination. The books vary in size, content and technique, and they form an extraordinary collection of books intended to delight and intrigue the viewer.
An exhibition curated by Liz Jeneid and Avril Makula.
From Avril Makula’s TITLE 6655 grains of the Sliding Sands, Concertina book YEAR 2018.